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Hi All — new on the radar, check this out:

MediaStorm, a multimedia production studio whose principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling.

MediaStorm provides collaborative production support and an arc of distribution in print, broadcast and online, helping expand economic opportunities and reach global audiences.

Voices, MediaStorms flagship publication, will launch in the fall of 2005 as an eclectic showcase for multimedia storytellers – photographers, writers, radio reporters, and filmmakers – to connect with educated readers thirsty for well-produced, inspiring narratives. Our goal is to create epic productions, rich with detail, and timeless in their relevance.

We are now calling for submissions to the inaugural issue, with a deadline of March 31.

To read about the team, see the press release and review the submission guidelines go to http://mediastorm.org.

Brian Storm

President, MediaStorm


by teru kuwayama at 2005-03-17 14:54:00 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Brooklyn/East Side , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→


Awesome, thanks for the heads up on Media Storm.

by [former member] | 17 Mar 2005 15:03 (ed. Mar 17 2005) | boston, United States | | Report spam→
Thanks for the heads-up, Teru!

Looks wonderful… I might have missed it, but I could find not place on the site where it’smentioned that ‘the storytellers’ are actually paid for their contributions. There’s some corporate-speak like this “principal aim is to usher in this next generation of multimedia storytelling. We provide collaborative production support and an arc of distribution in print, broadcast and online, helping expand economic opportunities and reach global audiences…” which leads me to believe that they are not offering dinero, but venue & “opportunities.”

I know that’s pretty common for online distribution, but would hope that the “expanding economic opportunities” mean that they’re paying for the work they are soliciting.

Anyone have thoughts or more knowledge on whether they will be?

by Didi S. Gilson | 17 Mar 2005 16:03 | New South Wales, Australia | | Report spam→
I’ve had communications with Mr. Storm about the project. He was interested in some of my work but he really wants an audio component. Interviews etc., hence “Voices”. In fact, Teru beat me to it as I was about to post notice myself this evening. An exciting development for sure.

by Paul Treacy | 17 Mar 2005 17:03 | New York City, United States | | Report spam→
I emailed them a week or two ago and presented a few ideas which include audio, video and photos. I have yet to hear back from them one way or the other. I am definitely interested in presenting my projects to them but I obviously need to hear back from them if I’m to do anything for them. Maybe they’re just busy but it would be nice to get something going for them as I really like their site and the concept.

by Scott Mallon | 25 Nov 2005 18:11 | Bangkok, Thailand | | Report spam→
Brian is all about multimedia which not only means collecting audio but also telling a story beyond the one-shot-wonder. Go to MSNBC and check out the multimedia archives to see the evolution of web-based multimedia; he was hired out of Missouri to create the site and as director of multimedia at MSNBC he helped shape what we see today. Unfortunately, I don’t think that multimedia is truly appreciated by our editors or the public yet, but I think it certainly has a means of creating an even greater impact on the viewer. And the bandwidth is there in many markets.

If you ever get a chance to see Brian speak, and want to be inspired about multimedia storytelling, I highly recommend it.

I also highly recommend—if you want to delve into this realm—start thinking with your ears. Think NPR and ‘This American Life.’ Shoot more than ‘the decisive moment’, shoot the five frames before and the five frames after. Read the ‘gathering audio’ document on mediastorm.org

I work with multimedia and have had viewers say the presentation really makes them listen more to what is being said and to pay more attention to the image before their eyes, to really absorb the content. Some have even gone so far as to say had it been in video it wouldn’t have been as strong.

As for mediastorm.org, I think it’s an amazing and bold step toward defining—or redirecting—a market. Not only in that it’s suggesting different ways to generate revenue, but that it gives us another chance to take a step closer to the reporting what we really see and stories believe should be told.

As for you, your rights, and licensing, while Brian has never run my work I believe he stands in the right place to be a photographer’s advocate and will do his best to see things are done right.

Hats off to Storm for taking this step.

by Tim Matsui | 26 Nov 2005 00:11 (ed. Nov 26 2005) | seattle, United States | | Report spam→

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teru kuwayama, I/O teru kuwayama
New York , United States
Didi S. Gilson , Writer, Photographer Didi S. Gilson
Writer, Photographer
Anna Bay, Nsw , Australia
Paul  Treacy, Photographer Paul Treacy
London , United Kingdom ( LGW )
Scott Mallon, Photographer / Writer Scott Mallon
Photographer / Writer
(I push buttons and turn knobs)
Bangkok , Thailand ( BKK )
Tim Matsui, Photographer Tim Matsui
Seattle , United States ( SEA )


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